Extra virgin, cold-pressed, first-pressed, stone-pressed, unfiltered, low acidity... The lexicon associated with olive oil is confusing. I'll break down the vocabulary for you so you can focus on the pure, wonderful taste.
First Stop? The Rodale experimental farm in Kutztown, PA. They are celebrating their 30-year study comparing the difference between organic and conventional crop yields and the impact on soil conditions.
The fall, when the long hard labor of the growing and reaping seasons is finally finished and when the storehouses are as full as they will ever be, is an especially appropriate time to begin the year.
As we make wine in one of the most economically trying times in recent history, I predict that among those who prosper in these tough times, we will find a shared philosophy and a commitment to a triple bottom line.